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Happy Mother's Day 2017

mothers250ADEC's Afghan group facilitated by Shaima, recently had a Mother's Day celebration at Shingle Inn café, Narre Warren.

Ageing in Australia Expo 2017

AngeBrandiJoy250Thank you to everyone who visited our stall and had a chat with us at the Ageing in Australia Expo 2017 which was held at Melbourne Town Hall on Saturday. There was a very large turnout of seniors keen to find out more information about ADEC and the senior related services we provide.

Yoga - On Chairs

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The Serbian Community Association of Australia Inc. invited the Afghan exercise groups to participate in a unique experience, yoga on chairs.

The benefits of yoga are well-known and people with mobility issues including seniors and people living with disabilities can enjoy yoga at home, with friends and in the comfort of their own chairs.

NDIS and What it Means to Participants

 

ChiekoCrop250Chances are if you are a person living with a disability or caring for someone with a disability, you would have now heard all about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). It is quite difficult to get your head around all the information, with the changing levels of detail and complexity, more and more information is appearing daily.

Action on Disability within Ethnic Communities Inc. (ADEC) has been supporting people living with a disability (and their carers), from multicultural backgrounds, for over 30 years. Let’s look at one example of how the NDIS has changed the life of one of ADEC’s Japanese Carer Group participants.

ADEC, Multiculturalism and the NDIS Roll-out

alphasmADEC has been quite busy assisting clients from non-English speaking backgrounds to access the NDIS and other disability services. Since the roll-out of the NDIS in North Eastern Melbourne Area (NEMA) a large number of clients from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities (CALD) have been approaching ADEC seeking assistance around understanding the NDIS. Finding out what it means for individuals with disability and their families and how to access the funding and services.